Fewer Police on the beat in Kapiti & Porirua
The number of local police officers in the Kapiti-Mana Police area has fallen to its lowest level in nine years, says Labour MP for Mana Kris Faafoi.
He says: “The number of Police Officers based in the Kapiti-Mana Police area has from 146 in 2008 to just 108 at the beginning of June”.
‘Thin blue line at breaking point’
“Our Police do great work – but there are simply not enough of them to get the job done — and the Police Association has warned us that the thin blue line is at breaking point.
“This is more evidence that the National Government is chronically under-resourcing Police.”
He says it’s clear a change is needed, and the Police ‘need a boost from a government that will actually support them.’
Labour will back our local Police by boosting the number of local Police.
“Labour will fund an extra 1,000 Police in its first term to tackle the rising rate of crime and to keep our communities safe.
“This will increase the total number of Police Officers to 10,000. We will bring the police to population ratio back below 1 to 500, as it was in 2008, says Kris Faafoi.